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DATA
Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    July 13, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

Understanding XML: The Human’s Guide to Machine-Readable Data

Data formats are designed to be either machine readable (structured so computers can process it) or human readable (easy for humans to understand). Some formats, like XML and JSON, are allegedly both. Let’s call these ambivert formats. This means when you, a human, open the file, you can read what’s inside — but the data […]

FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    July 5, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

FME 2017 Beta Testers: We Want You!

The FME 2017 betas are now available for you to download and play with, which means… Mars FME Explorers Wanted! Why You Should Be An FME Beta Tester 1. Get early access to FME’s newest functionality Be one of the elite few who gets to use new formats, transformers, and functionality before they’re officially released. […]

USER
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME About Our Customers    |       |    By Mark Ireland

FME Game of Life Challenge:

This is a short post about entries to the Game of Life challenge.

If you recall, Conway’s Game of Life is a raster grid where each cell either lives or dies according to a set of rules, producing a new grid to repeat the process. The result is a living grid that a couple of people managed to solve using FME – in quite a different number of ways!

DATA
Author:
Stewart Harper
About Data    |    June 16, 2016    |    By Stewart Harper

Building a Scalable, Secure API (without writing code)

In the first three posts in this series, we looked at what APIs are, how to use them to move data in the cloud, and how to migrate data via APIs. In this post, we’ll look at how (and why) to build your own API. Why should you care about creating APIs? FME allows you to connect […]

FME
Author:
Dmitri Bagh
About FME    |    June 6, 2016    |    By Dmitri Bagh

#FMECoin – What’s behind the map?

This is how it often happens. My colleague Robyn Jones knocks on the door in my office and asks: “Can we have a system in place that would track our #FMEcoin contest on Twitter in two days?” I love this kind of challenge. The gears in my head start whirring: “We have TweetSearcher, which I’ve […]

DATA
Author:
Tiana Warner
About Data    |    June 1, 2016    |    By Tiana Warner

10 Ways to Automate All Your Data Workflows

Technology lets people automate pretty much everything—from manufacturing to tweets to space exploration. We made FME so people can automate their data-related tasks. Here are a few real-world FME Server scenarios to inspire you, along with tips for your own data workflows. Why do we need data automation? Allow me to explain the motivation behind […]

FME
Author:
Stewart Harper
About FME    |    May 29, 2016    |    By Stewart Harper

Monitoring your FME Cloud infrastructure with custom alerts

Ensuring your infrastructure is running as expected at all times is not trivial, but it is extremely important. Infrastructure monitoring is at the heart of any stable and functional service, and that is why we have prioritized adding it to FME Cloud. FME Cloud is the hosted version of FME Server and one of its […]

USER
Author:
Robyn Jones

Congratulations to SFU’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Team, who achieved second place at the Unmanned Systems Canada 2016 Competition. Here’s the technology behind their award-winning system and how FME helped in building flight plans and identifying locations. Facing thirteen other teams, a massive space to analyze, and high winds up to 25 knots, Team Guardian […]

USER
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME About Our Customers    |    May 24, 2016    |    By Mark Ireland

FME Golf Challenge Part 1: My Solution

You might remember a blog article entitled “Code Smells and FME Golf”. The FME golf part was a challenge that users submitted a series of entries to.

A train journey from Vancouver to Winnipeg is an excellent time to do some FME golfing so, while watching the scenery pass by, I finally worked on the problem myself and reviewed what you had all done. This post is the first of two – in this post I’ll talk about the concept and what I did to achieve the goal, in the second post I’ll list all of the strategies users came up with and who had the best result!